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A non-stop Caribbean celebration, in honor of its 10th anniversary, will mark this year’s Deering Seafood Festival in Miami, Florida. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mar. 30 at the Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 S.W. 72nd Ave. Among the highlights will be a kids adventure called “10 Leagues Under the Sea”, stilt walkers, a junkanoo musical parade and live entertainment.
Nina Compton, daughter of late St. Lucia Prime Minister John Compton, last month finished runner-up in Bravo television’s “Top Chef” competition in the United States. It was the first time in the 11-season history of the competition that a Caribbean national had reached the finale. Compton is the chef de cuisine at the Scarpetta restaurant at Miami Beach’s Fontainebleau hotel. Her dessert of chocolate zeppole with macadamia nuts and passion fruit anglaise, plus third course of swordfish with squash puree, braised kale and smoked onion jus was not good enough to beat chef Nicholas Elmi from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Saturday is usually soup day in many Caribbean countries. But in the United States, where the temperatures can drop to below freezing, Caribbean Americans have made a soup meal more common. This month, Caribbean Today features a Publix Apron recipe of Caribbean split pea soup and watercress with mustard dressing.
Get ready to party! The team behind this year’s Deering Seafood Festival have planned a non-stop island celebration in honor of their 10th anniversary, complete with delicious catch from the waters of the world, a fun-filled kids’ adventure called “10 Leagues Under the Sea,” stilt walkers, a Junkanoo musical parade and on-going live entertainment. It all takes place on Sunday, March 30th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the historic Deering Estate at Cutler located at 16701 SW 72nd Avenue. Florida’s freshest fish and seafood are always the main event.
For the first time in the 11 season history of Bravo TV’s “Top Chef” competition, a Caribbean national was in the finale of the showdown, but last night she failed to take the win and was forced instead to settle for second place. Chef Nina Compton, the daughter of late St. Lucia Prime Minister, John Compton and the Chef de Cuisine at the Scarpetta restaurant at Miami Beach’s Fontainebleau hotel definitely gave it her best shot but seemingly overreached.
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